Talking Elite Fitness
Summary: CrossFit Games Analysts Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez, alongside filmmakers Heber Cannon, and Marston Sawyers, bring you all the latest information, updates, and analysis on the sport of fitness, and the CrossFit community.
The Open is over and Sean and Tommy are here to recap the 5th and final week. They go over the top scores from 20.5 and breakdown the final leaderboards for the men and women. Minor penalties have been handed down for 20.3. The guys debate one punishment, or lack thereof, in particular. Also, the top headlines from around the sport, Crazy Things We Saw and the Patron of the Week.
It's the first Sanctioned Event of the 2020 CrossFit Games Season. The Filthy 150 kicks off November 22nd outside Dublin, Ireland. Sean and Tommy talk with event organizers Darina Dunne and Jamie Lawlor about what fans and athletes can expect at the Filthy 150 and what makes it such a special event for the entire CrossFit community in Ireland.
Four weeks down, one to go! Sean and Tommy take a look back at the top scores from the men and women in 20.4 and set the stage for what should be an exciting final week. Some more athletes got penalized while a few saw things swing in their favor. You get to hear some inside information on how the video review process for the Open is handled and some predictions for what 20.5 will be. Plus our Patrons of the Week and more Crazy Things We Saw.
He's been one of the most consistent CrossFit competitors over the last 8 years. Sean and Tommy talk with 8-time Games athlete Scott Panchik. He finished 4th overall at the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games and will be making the transition to the team competition this season. Panchik talks about his decision to join Rich Froning and company on the CrossFit Mayhem squad, how doing Fight Gone Bad with his father led to his competitive career and some of his most memorable moments at the CrossFit Games.
The dust has settled from the fallout from week one of the 2020 Open. Sean and Tommy recap the penalties that were handed out for 20.1. They discuss potential problems looming with 20.3 and discuss the top performances and overall leaders with two workouts to go. How do you do double unders without a rope!? We've found someone who may have tried. Plus - Crazy Things We Saw and tons of great community support for you to get behind.
He's the man behind the popular CrossFit meme page "Make WODS Great Again." John Wooley talks with Sean and Tommy about how he got "dragged" to CrossFit for his first workout and immediately got hooked, how his page began and how he comes up with the hilarious content on his Instagram page. John also tells us where he draws the line with his content and how he tries to pay respect to athletes while also poking fun at them.
Week two of the Worldwide Open is in the books! Sean and Tommy give their thoughts on the workout and run down the top scores from 20.2. They talk about who needs to have a big performance in week 3 in order to get back into contention for a qualifying spot to the CrossFit Games. Plus, who endured the punishment for Trash Talk Thursday, our Patron of the Week and Crazy Things We Saw.
Time to get HUGE! Dave Lipson, the co-founder of Thundrbro, joins Sean and Tommy on this episode with Fitness with Friends. Dave is a former 3-time CrossFit Games competitor who is currently bringing together the worlds of functional and aesthetic fitness. He talks about how he first got into CrossFit, what led him to learn about hypertrophy training and all the things he's offering with his Thundrbro program. Don't be surprised if your biceps get bigger just listening to this interview!
The season has begun! Sean and Tommy recap the PED sanctions that were recently handed out. They take a look back at the first week of the Worldwide Open as they run down the top performers, some athletes who didn't do so well and the "two foot takeoff" controversy. Find out why Brent Fikowski had to eat a dirty sandwich and who will be throwing down where as part of the 20.2 live announcements. Plus, the latest edition of Patron of the Week and Crazy Things We Saw.
Pat Vellner is back for his second round of Fitness with Friends. Sean and Tommy talk with the 3-time CrossFit Games podium finisher about what he learned from the 2019 season, his experience at the CrossFit Games and where he plans to compete in 2020. Pat also gives us a preview of some of the punishments that may be in store for the Trash Talk Thursday group during the Worldwide Open.
It's the final episode before the 2020 Games season gets started. Sean and Tommy discuss the first failed drug test from the CrossFit Games. They list their top 5 questions going into the season and provide what they think will be the answers to each one. Plus, Crazy Things We Saw, Community Support and a quick look at Dave Castro's 20.1 clue.
He's here! The wisecrack spouting, program writing, ice cream eating, front squat crushing Pat Sherwood! The analyst who manned the Update Show desk with Sean and Tommy stops by to talk about what he's up to now, the origins of the Monster Mash and CrossFit Linchpin and take a stroll down Games Media memory lane. Pat talks about his love of programming and how he learned to always assume his mic is hot. Enjoy!
On this first episode of the brand new Sanctional Series, Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez speak with the Project Manager of the Dubai CrossFit Championship Mohammed Ghazzawi. Mohammed talks about the history behind the very first event to get sanctioned and what athletes and fans can expect at this year's competition. HEADS UP! Mohammed is speaking via phone from Dubai and sometimes his audio may not be perfectly clear.
Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez update the latest news surrounding the 2020 CrossFit Open. The individual matchups have been revealed for the first three announcements and Dave Castro might be dropping some pretty big clues on Instagram. They discuss the problems with the Southwest Championship and what other events and athletes can do to protect themselves from similar troubles. Plus, it's another week of Crazy Things We Saw and Community Support.
Sean and Tommy speak with 3-time CrossFit Games Champion Tia Toomey as she gets ready to start the 2020 season. She talks about what it's like to be the first woman to win the Games three times, the lessons she learned in 2019 and her plans for where and when she will compete in the 2020 season. She also tells us what she would have said if we had told her that she would be the first woman in history to win the title of Fittest on Earth three times back in 2015.